Recovery Help: How Yoga Reduces Stress

Recovery Help: How Yoga Reduces Stress Recovery certainly helps put life in a better perspective, but even giving up the alcohol or drugs doesn’t eliminate all stress. We live in such a hectic world with life getting so busy at times. This busyness and running from here to there has the tendency to stress us [...]

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Yoga Can Help You in Recovery

Yoga Can Help You in Recovery Yoga is a popular form of exercise and meditation put together. It is extremely helpful for your mind, body, and spirit, so if you’re in recovery and you’re looking for a way to cultivate peace of mind and strength, yoga can help. Have you ever done yoga? Maybe you [...]

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You Need to Stop Apologizing for your Addiction – Owning it for Greater Success

You Need to Stop Apologizing for your Addiction – Owning it for Greater Success   If you’ve been told to stop apologizing for your addiction, you might be thinking that this doesn’t feel right. When you’re working on your recovery, it’s easy to think that you need to put the feelings of your friends and [...]

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Why You’re Feeling So Angry During Your Recovery

Why You’re Feeling So Angry During Your Recovery   Do you wonder why you’re feeling so angry during your recovery journey? Does it feel like you’re just ready to blow up on everyone at any time? You’re not alone. Lots of people feel really big emotions when they begin their recovery journey. It’s easy to [...]

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Over-Reacting–Making Mountains

Over-Reacting--Making Mountains Over-reacting to situations is sometimes known as 'making mountains out of molehills'. In an over-reaction, the response is far bigger than what most people in that situation would have. Consequently, the original problem may be manageable, but by the time we over-react, we can have a significant amount of greater stress on top of [...]

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Practicing Mindfulness—Slowing Down for Better Coping

Practicing Mindfulness—Slowing Down for Better Coping  Practicing mindfulness is a way to be fully present, focused on being in your immediate surroundings and doing what you are doing. This all may sound very basic and perhaps too common sense to discuss. However, many people find doing these ‘simple’ things difficult. At worst, they are either worried, [...]

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Self-Kindness—Tips for Improving Your Relationship with Yourself

Self-Kindness—Tips for Improving Your Relationship with Yourself Self-kindness is an unusual concept for lots of folks. Someone even asked me once if that was really a thing. To be honest, I’m not really sure how much even the term self-kindness is used, but I do know that whenever you hear it, chances are you immediately grasp [...]

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Feel Like a Loser? That’s Not Unusual

Feel Like a Loser? That’s Not Unusual Feel like a loser? Then you are not alone. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone with an addiction or codependency that hasn’t felt that. Both conditions erode our self-esteem, rob us of our confidence and convince us that, across the board, we’ve lost out on lots of [...]

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Recovery Thoughts about Communication

Recovery Thoughts about Communication 'Recovery thoughts' are those we weave into our new hopefulness about life as we begin a recovery journey. They are also those things we come to rely upon later in recovery as we continue on. Most of us find that we have to uplevel our thinking to recovery thinking many, many [...]

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Good Communication–What It Is and Isn’t

Good Communication--What It Is and Isn't Good communication has its own rules and regulations of sorts. There are universal concepts that seem to apply across the board, no matter what is being discussed or with whom. Learning these broad sweeps of good communication can go a long way as you build and maintain relationships. They [...]

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